Tuesday, September 14, 2010

more Spark


For both Spark no.1 & no.2 our decor was recycled paper, magazines & random stuff we collected. The above flowers turned out so rad. They are water bottles that we cut, melted with an embossing gun and spray painted! We had them hanging in the front entry way and in the trees in the garden area.

On Friday night, we had an array of show & tellers where Sparkettes made jewelry, canvases, mini books etc etc. It was so great to finally meet Miss Ruby Sue aka Lori. She's the one who designs beautiful fabric necklaces (like the one that was in my profile pic) & other fabulous headbands. She taught us a neat technique to make a ruffle headband.

Here's one of Lori's beauties below. She always spoils me. ;)


Sitting on the grass, under the stars, listening to Mindy Gledhill was by far my favorite part of the event! She not only sang but inspired us with her own life experiences which added even more meaning to her lovely lyrics.
She's the type of girl that you'd want to just hang out with and become bffs... actually, during our little private concert it did feel like we were just hanging out with Mindy!
Thanks so much!!

Once again, the brilliant Jefra wows us with her beautiful photos! Love that girl! Thanks for sharing your sparky talent with us!


The perfect touch of inspiration and color were posters hung around our venue. They were designed by Rhonna & printed by Persnickety Prints. They specialize in printing not only gorgeous photos but digital scrapbook layouts too. So, all you digi girls should check them out!

18 comments:

Ann Marie said...

Why do I look at these pictures and feel like I missed one of the best "could have been" events of my life? Every little picture is so breathtaking, I'm sure I would have been in those trees trying to figure out how those bottled flowers were made. Thanks for posting.

Ale Loiacono said...

Amazing!!! I still can't believe I couldn’t go... :(
Every picture is so pretty and inspiring!!Thanks for sharing them with us! I can't believe I missed it...
And you look fabulous Lizzy!!! But I have a question, where is your belly??!! LOL!!! You really look beautiful! I loved your new hair color! ;)
Take lots of rest and have a great week! ♥

Emily Frame said...

that is Lori?! she is stunning! i saw her a couple times on friday night and couldn't stop staring. embarrassing!

Jan said...

Too bad I missed out on Spark! It looked fabulous. However, I did see Mindy Gledhill last night at Bella's in an cozy, small setting and she was fabulous! Love, love, love her. Her new album is soooo good.

Jen Schow said...

This was so fun! Love how Jefra captured the moment. Can't wait to *spark* it up next year... :)

bebang said...

im inspired like crazy!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):)

Tahnie said...

I can't believe I missed it! Everything looks so brilliant and the colors are yummy. I hope the winner of the Stella & Dot necklace loved it! Please tell me there will be a Spark #3?! I refuse to miss another one! ;)

Mindy Gledhill said...

Liz! You are sweet. YOU inspired me with the amazing event that you pulled off. I need to come and see your store!

Shoegirl said...

I love the pics from Spark. Everything look fabulaous and sooo happy :)I wish I would live closer and could have been there.
I totally adore Miss Ruby Sue`s creations, I might just have to get one of those headbands...

Heather Innusa said...

WOW! Looks amazing!! I'd imagine that just walking into that beautifully decorated room would put me into my happy place!! I wish I lived nearby :(. Thanks for the 411 on Mindy Gledhill - I am SO headed over to amazon right this min. to pick up her CD!! Amazing and inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing!

Aimee said...

All I can say is WOW! My daughter and I could not make it this year, but we are so going to make it next year. What a beautiful weekend with so much inspiration found EVERYWHERE you look. Simply Amazing......

mandyface said...

Everything looks super amazing! Wish I could have been there...in that state haha! The pics are so inspiring! ps- LOVE Mindy!!

Shemaine Smith said...

Amazing photos!! Someday :) I downloaded Mindy's album off iTunes and it's my walking music every morning!!

Persnickety Prints said...

Liz, you are one talented hot momma! thanks for having us... and for those that missed this event, make plans for next year.. NOW!

LullabyBirds said...

I LOOOVVEEE your creations! You inspire me so much!

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Val said...

Spark was awesome!! I was stunned by all the beautiful people and ideas that surrounded me! It was also lovely to meet you in person. You look so sweet in pictures but a it doesn't even compare.

Nancy W said...

I am so glad to have been able to make it this year! And it was an amazing and magical time for me! The opening slide presentation spoke to me and I shed a tear. I love all my new Spark Sisters! All 180+ of them!!!

Jerri-Lea said...

Love Mindy!! Wish I could see her in person!